ilias kalogeropoulos application design portfolio
manual juice & drip filter coffee maker
portable smartphone accessory
glass top dining table
platform bed frame MISC SKETCHING
Hello, my name is Ilias Kalogeropoulos from Athens, Greece. I am a product design engineer with strong design and user research approach. I am detail oriented with good technical knowledge and understanding of materials and production methods. I have worked within multidisciplinary teams in a variety of projects and have experience in designing various items, from gadgets to houseware and furniture. I have also experience in crowdfunding and product management, having raised the manufacturing capital for a product to make it to market and then sell it in many places around the world. I am always looking to acquire new skills and knowledge. I hold dual citizenship, Greek and Canadian. Contact
Ilias Kalogeropoulos firstname.lastname@example.org +30 6977354161
Speaking Greek and English
Design research Market research Freehand sketching Prototyping Design for manufacture Product management
Sketchbook Pro Solidworks Fusion 360 Keyshot InDesign Photoshop AutoCAD
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
BEng Mechanical Engineering with focus on product design engineering Awarded with best final project award from IMech institute for my research project on hydrogen powered vehicles
University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
Miller Insurance London, London, UK
Custom Furniture Designer, Athens, GR
MSc Product Innovation and Development
Risk Analyst in engineering projects and intellectual property Brighton UK
Designer for solar panel custom bases
Collaborating with a small manufacturing facility for the development of custom furniture as freelance designer.
Dcubed Product Design, Athens, GR Product designer & co-founder
Responsible for new product development Collaborating with manufacturing facilities Prepare and run crowdfunding campaigns Product management and distribution
manual juice & drip filter coffee maker
Secondary research data and mind mapping techniques to analyze the trend of smaller domestic spaces as well as clutter within homes, more specifically in kitchen spaces and create empathy with users.
Growth of kitchen appliance market by 2023
Of US home builders plan to merge kitchen and living spaces in future projects
Of US new home builders plan to build smaller houses in the future
Of baby boomers prefer to start a family in a smaller house
INSPIRATION NAOTO FUKUSAWA & MUJI Inspiration was drawn from the works of Naoto Fukusawa and specially from his collaboration with Muji.
Clean lines and rounded edges merge in an organic to clearly define the product shape. Color contrast in some designs aid to better communicate product functionality.
Modularity and minimalism in the sofa design blend in a seamless way making the product stand out and clearly convey their function without dominating space.
Exploration of a manual and modular juicer/drip filter coffee maker started with side view forms to break down ideas in their components. Several concepts were explored to redesign them and lead to a final concept for further definition and development.
Design Criteria • • • •
Ease and stability while using the product Manufacturability for mass production Declutter kitchen space and easy storage Minimize energy consumption
Drip Coffee Mode
Injection molded food grade plastic juice maker module
Injection molded food grade plastic drip coffee module
Bended plywood holders
Punched stainless steel drain
ABS injection molded base
Steel stability disc
HOW IT WORKS
Attach the modjo coffee module
Place a paper filter on the concave surface and add 30g of ground coffee
Gently pour 360ml of boiled water slowly with steady flow (30 sec)
Once brewing stops enjoy two cups of great coffee
Attach the modjo juicer module
Use juicer as normal, twisting and pushing downwards
Enjoy freshly made juice
manual juice and filter coffee maker
MODULAR DESIGN DUAL FUNCTION (COFFEE & JUICE) MANUAL OPERATION FOR ENERGY SAVING DE-CLUTTER KITCHEN SPACE BY MERGING TWO BULKY APPLIANCES
Portable smartphone accessory
Successfully funded through crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. The 1st product design project from Greece to successfully complete itsâ€™ funding campaign on Kickstarter and is now sold in many different countries.
RESEARCH Primary Research Power-user questionaire findings
Regard portability of accessories as major product feature
Use their phone heavily for media viewing
Would definitely pay 20 to 30 euros for an accessory that enhances phone experie
phone stand or dock
earbuds / charging cable tidy
car phone mount
PERSONAS Power Smartphone User
ALEX, 32 engineering
ANNA, 25 fashion
Hardcore user, uses his smartphone for entertainment and work. Always embracing new ideas, and technologies. Works in a high stress-high pace environment and is very often on the go. He is very analytical, has a good eye for detail and likes to have control over things. Working out daily and strives to keep fit and healthy and also uses exercise and outdoor activities as a stress relief method. He enjoys belonging in social groups.
Avid user, uses smartphone a lot, but mainly for media viewing. Always looking out for unique items and she also enjoys personalizing products she buys. She currently works at a fashion magazine, is very design conscious and likes to share her ideas and thoughts with her peers. She enjoys being in-shape. She also enjoys going out with her peers and also to socialize with new people.
A key fob shape, magnetic stand that can be used as a cable tidy was explored according to research outcome and user data. Design concepts were further explored through sketches, 3d models and initial SLA and FDM 3d printed mock ups.
A Stainless steel tab was designed to create the required magnetic attraction with the keyfob embeded magnet. The tab is positioned at the back of the phone using double sided tape.
The idea of incorporating a wall/car mount in the products packaging, taking advantage of the magnetic force between the two to hold the packaging together was developed through 3d models, sketch models and 3d prints.
Injection molded TPU pa
Injection m Brushed laser cut 0.5mm
Rib design fo
Pins for produ
Cut out for easy stainle Injection molded
art with keychain access
molded TPU stainless steel phone tab
or magnet fit
ess steel tab positioning matte ABS plastic
Design for 3d printing and custom paint of fully functional prototypes to verify form, function and material properties.
HOW IT WORKS
Attach Stikey on tab through Attach Stikey on keys using the magnetic force created the keychain hole from the embedded Stikey magnet
Peel off 3M tape and attach tab at the back of the phone using the supplied ruler
Wrap cables around Stikey through cable tidy slot
Peel off 3M tape cover and attach the mount on any flat surface
Stikey was made in manufacturing facilities in Greece. I collaborated with the facilities engineers in designing the required molds for mass production and in making the laser cut steel tab.
Organized and ran the 25 days campaign and raised ÂŁ14k in order to fund the manufacture of the required molds and fund the product launch to market. It was the first project from Greece in Kickstarterâ€™s product design category to successfully raise the target funds and delivered the finished product to a good mix of backers from all over the world. Media reception of the project was very good both in Greece and abroad. It was picked by Inc.com as the best designed Kickstarter product of the week during the second week of the campaign.
click to watch KS short video
Stockists around the world Greece
glass top dining table
The research was mainly literature based in anthropometrics, wood joints, and glass treatment technology in order to identify elements for design definition. optimal dimenssions for proper round table design
H:70-75cm O: 110-120cm
simple wood joints for easy ass
Glass treatment technologies
sembly and product sturdiness
Untreated glass - breaks in large dangerous chunks
2x strength of annealed breaks in small parts for safety
5x strength of annealed. Breaks intiny parts to avoid injury
Film within glass. Added safety by holding parts together. Expensive
3 different design iterations were explored in more detail in order to evaluate with respect to project requirements and come up with a design proposal. The one selected was the easiest to manufacture and assemble. Laminated glass was selected for the top surface in order to maximize user safety.
Frame Top Dimenssions
Solid pine covered with 2.5mm oak plywood Laminated 15mm glass Frame: 540x700mm
Design of a platform type bed frame that will be sturdy, silent and easy to assemble
The design should aid the longevity of the frame and also to effortlessly disassemble for moving houses. Inspiration is drawn from the simplicity of straight lines that allow platform spaces to emerge naturally.
The first design iteration was selected since it offers easier assembly and also offers space to use as bedside tables due to the size of the top board.
Headboard / No Headboard design
Gap for cables at the back
HEADBOARD DESIGN cloth foam pine panelwall fixed
pine wood coverd by 2.5mm thick oak plywood
solid pine wood board, polyurethane sheets overlaid with fabric
280x225x21cm (71 including headboard)
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Selection of recent design projects